January 4, 2009

If current trends in pharmaceutical sales are any indication, retail pharmacy leaders may have to look beyond the prescription department for big gains in store revenues this year. Hammered by a lack of new breakthroughs in research and development, tougher oversight at the Food and Drug Administration, generic competition and a worldwide economy in free fall, the U.S. pharmaceutical market is mired in an era of stagnant sales and declining expectations. And the outlook for an uptick in innovative new therapies from drug makers remains at historically low levels, according to industry experts.

January 4, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration has given approval to two generic antibiotic drugs resulting from...

January 4, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration has delivered a complete response letter to Salix Pharmaceuticals for...

January 4, 2009

The generics subsidiary of Mumbai, India-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has obtained full marketing rights to distribute...

January 4, 2009

McKesson Corp. said today it will launch a new web-based tool next week for pharmacy...

January 4, 2009

New Jersey will find out this week if its new law requiring flu vaccinations for...

January 4, 2009

National Cancer Institute scientists last week confirmed that genes for factors contributing to susceptibility for...

January 4, 2009

The National Pharmaceutical Council has appointed a new VP for clinical and scientific affairs....

January 4, 2009

The generics arm of Novartis announced Monday that it had appointed Christine Mundkur as CEO...

January 4, 2009

Up to one in five people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic...

January 4, 2009

Researchers have developed a way to use tiny particles of gold to control the administration...

January 4, 2009

Rite Aid on Monday reported a same-store sales decrease of 0.2% for the four weeks...

January 4, 2009

Journalists who attend a conference on healthcare disparities will get professional scholarships....

January 4, 2009

Solvay Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that it has introduced a new toll-free number, 1-866-996-LowT (5698),...

January 4, 2009

Use of antacids among pregnant women increases the likelihood that a child will develop asthma,...

January 4, 2009

A company that provides pharmacy benefit management services and technology has made a three-year, multi-million...

January 4, 2009

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced the opening of two...

January 4, 2009

Pharmacies across the country will employ nearly 400,000 pharmacy technicians by 2016, according to figures...

January 4, 2009

Pushing upstream against a dismal economic climate, Walgreens managed a gain of nearly 5% in...

January 3, 2009

CVS Caremark is now providing H1N1 flu vaccinations at select CVS/pharmacy locations in Alabama, Illinois,...

December 30, 2008

Actavis has acquired the rights to a drug used to treat chronic pain from King...

December 30, 2008

Celera Corp. and Abbott have revised the strategic alliance that they started in June 2002,...

December 30, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche Molecular Systems' Cobas TaqScreen MPX Test. The...

December 30, 2008

Giant Food is launching a free antibiotic prescription program that will run from Jan. 2...